Rentals

We offer a large variety of boats, recreational items and cottages for rent in the Lake Muskoka and surrounding areas.

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Services

We offer seasonal storage and mooring, mechanical repair and servicing, as well as custom made & upholstery repairs.

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Boats for sale

We have a number of new and used boats for sale at any given time, we are also an authorised dealer of Princecraft Boats.

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Located on the shoreline of beautiful Lake Muskoka

A full service Muskoka marina in Bala, Ontario, offering boat rentals, boat sales, onsite custom upholstrey, mechanical servicing, premium gas, seasonal mooring and winter storage. Bala Cove marina is an authorized dealer of Princecraft Boats, known for their exceptional quality and durability in all their aluminum finishing, pontoon and deck boats.

About Us

Bala Cove Marina has been serving the Muskoka community for over 18 years. Offering a number of services including; boat & recreational toy rentals, boat sales, storage, full fuel facility, repairs & servicing, custom upholstery and cottage rental.
Being a smaller marina, we are enthusiastic about building one on one relationships with our customers, guaranteeing that we provide excellent customer service and satisfaction.

Our team is highly skilled and knowledgeable in all aspects of our business.

Dorothy Hare is an entrepreneur who has experience in creating custom boat tops and upholstery, boat sales and real estate. She started the marina 18 years ago with her late husband Roy and has been dedicated to realizing the vision of running a premier marina ever since. Dorothy understands the importance of personal attention and integrity.

Gord Marchand has over 25 years of experience in marine mechanics. He leads the team of service technicians who have the knowledge and skills to perform repairs on all makes and models, whether they’re stern-drive or outboard. Gord is dedicated to providing high quality craftsmanship in a timely fashion.

We are proud to serve the community and committed to ensuring that you have a relaxing and enjoyable time in Lake Muskoka!

VERT attentive and work diligently to please

When it comes to service at Bala Cove Marina, Dorothy, Gord and mechanic Brock are VERY attentive and work diligently to please. If I have an issue with one of our boats, they call me back right away and do their best to solve my problem quickly - you can't ask for more than that. They are mechanical experts and I trust them with my storage routines and winterizing work. Finally - they do their best to be flexible in being available to help me 'gas up' the boat. That's important too! Overall five star service !

Johnny Wright

5.0
2019-05-02T20:21:48+00:00

Johnny Wright

When it comes to service at Bala Cove Marina, Dorothy, Gord and mechanic Brock are VERY attentive and work diligently to please. If I have an issue with one of our boats, they call me back right away and do their best to solve my problem quickly - you can't ask for more than that. They are mechanical experts and I trust them with my storage routines and winterizing work. Finally - they do their best to be flexible in being available to help me 'gas up' the boat. That's important too! Overall five star service !

Just real nice people

Amazing people running this marina. Tucked off to the side, it is a gem worth checking out. No pretense, no over priced glitz, just real nice people that take care of their customers well.

Paul Regan

5.0
2019-05-02T20:24:51+00:00

Paul Regan

Amazing people running this marina. Tucked off to the side, it is a gem worth checking out. No pretense, no over priced glitz, just real nice people that take care of their customers well.

I found all the staff courteous , friendly and very helpful

Headed up with the family to Bala Ontario for the first time for a week of sun and Lake Muskoka fun at a VRBO rental cottage, I met Gordon, Dorothy and Brock on day 1 when I needed to launch my seadoos, I also stored a trailer for the week, purchased lots of fuel, had a repair done and rented a pontoon boat!!! I pretty much experienced everything Bala Cove Marina had to offer. I found all the staff courteous , friendly and very helpful...Thank you for the great experience!!! A special Hello to TOBY the awesome Border Collie and mascot at the marina!!!! Hope to see you guys next year for another stay! This time Ill let Dorothy find me the cottage!!!!

George Lazarakos

5.0
2019-05-02T20:37:36+00:00

George Lazarakos

Headed up with the family to Bala Ontario for the first time for a week of sun and Lake Muskoka fun at a VRBO rental cottage, I met Gordon, Dorothy and Brock on day 1 when I needed to launch my seadoos, I also stored a trailer for the week, purchased lots of fuel, had a repair done and rented a pontoon boat!!! I pretty much experienced everything Bala Cove Marina had to offer. I found all the staff courteous , friendly and very helpful...Thank you for the great experience!!! A special Hello to TOBY the awesome Border Collie and mascot at the marina!!!! Hope to see you guys next year for another stay! This time Ill let Dorothy find me the cottage!!!!

Lots of answers with out the pushy sales tactics.

What a pleasure to deal with. We purchased a new boat last week from them and couldn't have been happier with the attention of good old customer service. We had lots of questions ,they had lots of answers with out the pushy sales tactics. They listened, understood our wants and sold us what we needed. Thank you.

Colleen Mckenna

5.0
2019-05-02T20:44:04+00:00

Colleen Mckenna

What a pleasure to deal with. We purchased a new boat last week from them and couldn't have been happier with the attention of good old customer service. We had lots of questions ,they had lots of answers with out the pushy sales tactics. They listened, understood our wants and sold us what we needed. Thank you.

Dorothy pulled it off without a hitch!

I highly recommend Bala Cove Marina to anyone looking at buying a boat! Dorothy and Gord made the process so easy and they were so helpful. We had even asked for a special name with special colours and Dorothy pulled it off without a hitch! On behalf of Darrell and I we thank you both for all the help you gave us and for going out of your way to deliver our new boat so we had it in time for the long weekend! you guy's are awesome!

Debbie Tully

5.0
2019-05-02T20:45:50+00:00

Debbie Tully

I highly recommend Bala Cove Marina to anyone looking at buying a boat! Dorothy and Gord made the process so easy and they were so helpful. We had even asked for a special name with special colours and Dorothy pulled it off without a hitch! On behalf of Darrell and I we thank you both for all the help you gave us and for going out of your way to deliver our new boat so we had it in time for the long weekend! you guy's are awesome!
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